TASCAM iXR 2-ch Recording Interface (Lightning Compatible) (Discontinued)

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79 out of 100. Incorporating 30+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$150
TASCAM iXR

The Tascam iXR was the company's iPad-centric audio interface.

It was designed to function as a full featured interface with 2 XLR/TRS inputs with phantom power, gain control with up to +57db of gain and latency-free monitoring.

Specifications:

  • A/D Resolution: 24-bit/96kHz
  • Connectors: Lightning, USB
  • Simultaneous Channels: 2
  • Inputs:2 x XLR/TRS combo inputs
  • Outputs: 2 x TRS Monitor outs
  • Power: USB
  • Can charge IOS unit: No
  • Phantom Power: Yes
  • Bundled Software: Steinberg Cubase LE (Mac/Win) and Steinberg Cubasis LE (iOS)

Pros

Users appreciate how feature-rich it is compared to other interfaces at this price. Reviewers who are upgrading from a single channel interface like an iRig say the iXR is a good step up. Its two XLR inputs mean you can use two condenser mics at once; perfect for setting up interviews or podcasts.

Cons

Repeated concerns for the lack of a charging feature for mobile devices. This means that for continuous function, you need to keep both your mobile device and the interface plugged in. Drivers need updating out of the box.

Overall

The Tascam iXR is a good step up from using simpler audio interfaces specifically for guitar. Get it if you want a 2 XLR channel mobile interface that supports condenser mics.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, its ratings have fallen and you can find our current more highly rated recommendations in our guide to The Best iPad Audio Interfaces.

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